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Program Overview

Homeland Security Specialist, C.C.C.

The Homeland Security Specialist certificate is designed to prepare individuals to work in law enforcement, homeland security, private/industry security, and other criminal justice, legal, or public service-related fields. This program provides supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in these occupations and may benefit professionals who are seeking incentive benefits or career enhancement in the field.


Courses are offered online (predominately) and, occasionally, at FGC’s main campus.

Testing Entrance Requirements

TABE and PERT Placement exam in Math, Reading, and Writing


Class hours will vary depending on the learning format.

Credit Requirements

This program requires 9 credits hours to be completed.


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Careers at a Glance

Employment Opportunities

This program prepares students to work as criminal justice or homeland security practitioners/supervisors/managers in law enforcement agencies and homeland security organizations.

Program Details

Admission Requirements

All students must complete the admissions process with a high school diploma or GED certificate and submit an application to FGC.

Program Guide & Syllabi

The following are required courses:

  • CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
  • CCJ 2030 Diversity, Crime, and Society 3 credits
  • CJL 2001 Criminal Law and Process 3 credits
Learning Outcomes
  • Describe and discuss the criminal justice system.
  • Describe and discuss the field of criminal law.
  • Identify issues relating to human diversity in the criminal justice system.